Four-star WR Solomon Enis Recaps Penn State Trip, Other Upcoming Visits

Four-star prospect Solomon Enis, the No. 1-rated wide receiver in Arizona for the 2018 class, recaps his recent visit to Penn State, impact of new offers and what's next in his recruitment...

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Solomon Enis grew up hearing stories about his father's past and, last weekend, was able to get a small taste of those Penn State memories.

The four-star wide receiver from Phoenix (Ariz.) North Canyon traveled to State College alongside his father, former Nittany Lions All-American running back Curtis Enis, to take in the spring game and meet with the coaching staff. The younger Enis told Scout.com it was an experience he soon won't forget, particularly given that Penn State is a prominent suitor in his recruitment.

"I enjoyed my time out there a lot," Enis said. "The people around town were nice, the fans were amazing and the coaches were just great to us. Meeting all of the committed guys was cool, too, so it was a great time.

"Penn State is still very traditional, so they're still doing some stuff that they did when my dad was playing there, so he was hyped. We were walking around and his name was on the board of All-Americans, so that was great to see all the hard work he put in to be shown at a university like Penn State."

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Aside from getting to see things from a unique perspective, the 6-foot-3, 200-pound Enis also got a break down of how he would fit into the Penn State offense.

"We talked about what my role would be, and it sounds like I would be playing the boundary so I can go up and get the ball," Enis said. "They've also talked to me about being the field guy that can catch, turn up and run. Just watching film with coach (Josh) Gattis, what they're doing over there is amazing. They're putting their guys in the best possible situations to make plays happen for the offense.

"Penn State is up there for me, but I'm still going to take my time and take my visits. I don't plan to make a decision soon."

ColoradoGeorgia and Tennessee are major recent offers for Enis and it appears that his offseason tour of programs has just kicked off.

"It was crazy to get those two SEC offers that I never imagined would even look at my film," Enis said. "It's a blessing for them to be talking to me. I know they're both great schools with great programs. I always watched Georgia games growing up and, Tennessee, I like how they play and compete. It's definitely something that I plan to continue to look into. I'll talk to my family about [visits].

"With Colorado, I was on the phone with coach (Gary) Bernardi and I guess Isaiah Oliver walked by, so that was cool to hear. They just signed Jared Poplawski and I'm pretty cool with him, so it would be great to play with him. Their campus is nice, their stadium is nice, where the school is located is nice -- most definitely looking into a visit."

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Enis, the No. 29-rated receiver in the 2018 class and No. 168 overall prospect in the Scout 300, said he plans to visit California on May 20 while he's in the Bay Area for The Opening Regional.

"I've been talking to coach (Nicholas) Edwards and coach (Charlie) Ragle, who was at Arizona so he's known about me," Enis said. "They would use me the same way as Penn State -- go up and get the ball, make plays on the outside. I've been talking to coach Ragle and he's a real cool coach. I'm excited to go out there and see what it's all about."

USC, which signed North Canyon teammate and five-star offensive tackle Austin Jackson in February, is another program to watch. The Trojans offered earlier this year and, despite already being on the board there, Enis said he intends to camp with USC this summer.

"It would be another opportunity to go out there again and see what it's like," Enis said. "It'll be good to get around the team, see the how players are, how the coaches interact, and it's good to continue to build relationships with them.

"I've been there before and it's just a beautiful campus. I love how it's laid out -- it's all nice and compact. What they're doing with the new apartments and some of the buildings on campus, it's going to be really nice. I know I would be able to compete right away and that's not a bad degree to fall back on, either, so that's always a plus. I see Austin every day. That's my boy, that's my best friend, so he's pushing me every single day, all day. Even when we're walking the hallways, I see him and he throws up the Fight On sign for me before walking off."

Enis was credited with 64 receptions for 1,144 yards and 10 touchdowns in nine games as a junior last season, tacking on 318 rushing yards and four more scores. He also had 32 total tackles, including seven for a loss, and two interceptions on the defensive side.


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